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- By: Bri Lee
- Narrated by: Bri Lee
- Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case.
Changed my life
- By Anonymous User on 24-09-2018
I was so moved by this story and while I cannot imagine what it’s like to sexually abused, I can understand what it’s like to be sexually harassed and coerced. This I’m sure could have been the experience of many other women who read this book. It gives me faith that with voices like Bri our legal system and society can hopefully change to believe women and children more readily.
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